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DNA Interest Group (DIG) – ThruLines and Books
April 6 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
More Lines with ThruLines ?
Bayland Community Center
Ancestry’s new features had been available for only a few days when we reviewed them last month. In this session we’ll revisit ThruLines in more detail. Have they helped to identify your Matches and shown “you a clear and simple view of how you’re all related” as Ancestry has suggested or have they created alternative ancestors (i.e. “alternative facts”) who perhaps should be in somebody’s tree but just not yours or might just be fantasy ancestors? I’d appreciate it if you could let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have experiences, good or bad, with ThruLines you’d like to share.
But what about your Matches who aren’t linked to trees? We continue with our review of genetic genealogy and consider those situations.
Blogs, webcasts, and presentations are great ways to learn genetic genealogy but sometimes you want a more systematic approach. Books may still be the best for taking you from the basics to a much deeper understanding of what genetics can contribute to genealogy. Blaine Bettinger has recently listed his recommendations for the best books on genetic genealogy:
- Blaine Bettinger. (2016). The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
- Blaine Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne. (2016). Genetic Genealogy in Practice
- Debbie Parker Wayne. ed., (2019). Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies
He’s assured us that this list is completely unbiased. In this DIG session we’ll briefly review these to help you determine which you may find most helpful.
The meeting will be held from 1:30 to 3:00 pm following the HGF General meeting in the morning.